Morphe recently launched their Liquid Lip Collection (how exciting!) a few weeks ago with twenty-two gorgeous matte shades that range from a nude pinkish beige to a bold royal blue. They surprised me with the entire collection earlier this week, which caught me completely off guard and got my emotions all shook up. In a vast universe with a ba-zillion talented makeup artists and beauty gurus, here is little ol’ me, incredibly humbled and forever grateful that a huge brand like Morphe would even include me in their circle. Thank you kindly to the Morphe team for thinking of me — it truly means the world! ♡
This collection contains a beautiful array of colors, neutrals and bolds, that will certainly cater to people with all preferences, whether you love a subtle lip or a fiery red or a daring purple.
These liquid lipsticks ($12.99 each for 5 g) have a mousse-y texture that feels very creamy and soft. The formula is consistent throughout majority of the shades with a few exceptions with some of the darker colors — a couple shades were streaky and uneven with a thinner consistency than the rest (I’ll let you know which shades when we get to the individual lip swatches), but for the most part, these colors are very easy to work with and have great color payoff and coverage. They apply on easily and set within seconds to give a true matte finish, but can be a bit drying as expected with any matte formula. I wouldn’t say that they’re “velvety” like described on the website — they have a smooth application and feel lightweight, but exfoliating and moisturizing prior to application is highly recommended to ensure a more comfortable wear. They also have a vanilla scent that I find very pleasant — I was super happy that these lipsticks had a tolerable smell as I despise products that reek of chemicals. Another thing that I was really impressed with was the longevity of these lip colors — once they set, they become budge-and-transfer proof, providing over six hours of wear before gradually fading away; do keep in mind that the longevity depends heavily on the foods that you eat, so if you want your lip color to last all day (or night) long, avoid eating greasy foods. The dark red and plum hues will stain lips, so that prolongs their wear time even longer.
I don’t see the matte lip trend going away anytime soon, so I’m stoked that Morphe came out with this collection! I think the quality of these liquid lipsticks are great, especially for the affordable price. I love how smooth they apply on and the vibrant coloration that they give — they’re build-able if desired and are long wearing to provide color that lasts all day long, which is amazing! If you’re not a fan of matte lips, then you’ll probably want to stay away from these lipsticks, but for a matte lover like myself, they’re totally worth it!
Virgin is a nude pinkish beige; it’s very creamy and applies on evenly, and is a perfect every day color.
Brunch is a soft nude peach; it has a smooth consistency with great color payoff.
Vanity is a dusty mauve with a cool undertone, although, it looks pink in the tube.
Sasha is a plummy taupe; it’s highly pigmented and has full coverage.
Jealousy is a warm brown with a hint of red; it goes on effortlessly to give a smooth and rich color payoff.
Suspect is a rose pink with a coral undertone; it has opaque coverage with minimal transfer.
School Girl is a warm medium pink; it has excellent coverage with full opacity.
Unsettled is a medium rosy pink; it has an easy-to-apply consistency with an opaque color payoff.
Fancy Pants is a deep coral pink; it went on smoothly and evenly, and is richly pigmented.
Phatty is a darkened warm brown with a pink undertone; it applies beautifully and has a creamy finish.
Layla is a bright pinky lavender with a cool undertone; it applies on readily and has an opaque color payoff.
Peanut is a rich terracotta brown; it has great pigmentation and applies on evenly.
Nibble is a warm-toned brown red; it has a rich color payoff with a lightweight texture that applies on beautifully.
Mood is a burgundy plum; it has a thin consistency compared to the other colors and was a bit streaky.
Bloodshot is a dark vampy red; this color is stunning, but was the most difficult to work with — it applies unevenly and has a very streaky finish, and was extremely difficult to layer.
Hot Shot is a vibrant orange red; it’s super creamy and pigmented, and has even coverage.
Morphe is a mid-tone red with a blue undertone; it has full coverage and is very comfortable to wear.
Homecoming is a brightened, blue-based medium fuchsia pink; it gives an even application and has great color payoff with no streakiness.
Hollywood Nights is a magenta purple; it goes on nicely and has great pigmentation.
Kamikaze is a true royal purple; it applies on a bit streaky, but is easily build-able.
Juju is a blue-based purple; it has a slightly uneven application, but can easily be built for more opacity.
Gypsy is a bold royal blue; it was surprisingly very creamy and pigmented.
I’m wearing School Girl.
I’m wearing Sasha.
I’m wearing Layla.
I’m wearing Mood.
I’m wearing Homecoming.
I’m wearing Gypsy.
I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful. After swatching all twenty-two matte lipsticks, my lips are dead!
I really love the nude colors in this collection, Virgin and Brunch, and I’m also quite smitten with the two pink beauties, Unsettled and Fancy Pants. I don’t know if I’ll ever wear a blue lip, but it was fun trying on such a crazy color for this blog post. Which colors were your favorite? Do you plan on getting any of the new Morphe matte liquid lipsticks?
Thank you so much for reading!
(Products were sent for consideration. The opinions expressed in this post were completely genuine.)